In August 2008 a distal end of a left humerus of an Early Pleistocene saber-toothed cat, Homotherium crenatidens (Weithofer, 1889), was trawled from the bottom of the North Sea. Now a part of the collection of Mr. Bert Schagen (Texel, the Netherlands), we place this fossil in the Early Pleistocene (2,600,000 – 850,000 years ago) because of its degree of mineralization, in addition to the geological and paleontological data of the site where it was found. In this article we offer an account of the humerus fragment, while also providing the manner in which we reached the final results of this comparative study. Furthermore, we present various distinctive aspects of this large and powerful saber-toothed cat, which is considered to be an Early Pleistocene species. This publication marks the first time that Homotherium crenatidens is recorded from the North Sea between the British Islands and the Netherlands (52°50’ N. – 02°18’ E.).


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Wilrie van Logchem, & Dick Mol. (2008). De vroeg-pleistocene sabeltandkat, Homotherium crenatidens (Weithofer, 1889), voor het eerst opgevist van de bodem van de Noordzee. Cranium, 25(2), 3–16.

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